Borer Control Services

Woodboring beetles are commonly detected a few years after new construction. The lumber supply may have contained wood infected with beetle eggs or larvae, and since beetle life cycles can be one or more years, several years may pass before the presence of beetles becomes noticeable.

Genuine infestations are far more likely in areas with high humidity, such as poorly-ventilated crawl spaces. Housing with central heating/air-conditioning tends to cut the humidity of wood in the living areas to less than half of natural humidity, thus strongly reducing the likelihood of an infestation.

Anobium Borer

Commonly found in Baltic pine floors and cupboards and occasionally in radiata pine floorboards. Anobium borer does not attack hardwood timbers. The flight holes (1-2mm) resemble small nail holes which when sanded appear as squiggly lines on the surface. The larva makes the dust or frass that comes out of these holes; the frass appears grain like (when rubbed between your fingers it has a gritty feel). The frass is chewed wood fragments. Anobium borer only attack softwood timbers, and since the majority of structural timbers are hardwood, structural damage is limited.

Lyctus Borer

Lyctus borer damage is often found on the edge of timber framing, skirtings and architraves. The holes are pinhole size (very small) and the powder (frass) is very fine, almost like a timber coloured talcum powder. This borer rarely attacks pines but is commonly found during renovations when wall framing is exposed, often by the electrician when re-wiring in the roof space; in timber tile battens when replacing roofs or lifting roof tiles, and in subfloor timbers such as floor bearers and floor joists when restumping.

Natural Pest Control does not recommend treatment for Lyctus borer, since the damage to timbers is generally cosmetic and non-structural.

Natural Pest Control technicians are skilled, experienced professionals ? they are state certified, licensed applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. They also have respect for you, your home, your family and your time.

Natural Pest Control has a solution to assist with Borer your problem today. Contact our friendly office staff to discuss your individual needs.

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